Most of us are doing exercises or workouts in order to lose weight. Maybe you’re one of those people but somehow, you have decided to stop just because you’re thinking that what you’re doing doesn’t give you any good results at all. Well…the reason behind that actually lies on what you do.
What do these words mean? To say things straight, the results of your workout doesn’t lie before and during the workout alone. The truth is whatever you do after your workout also affects the results.
If you’re somehow looking for good results in your workout, these are the five essential things that you must do:
- Watch what you’re eating. Well, it’s a sad thing to know that most people are working out like a horse but also, eating like one at the same time. The main reason that most of us are working out is that because we don’t like to get fat. However, we are eating fatty foods in excessive quantities. If you want to get good results, you should not do this.
- Stretching after the workout. Our muscles, joints and tissues are warmed-up during and after the exercise. However, if you take a shower right after the workout, it could result in your joints, muscles and tissues to get weaker, therefore making yourself prone to injury. Always keep in mind that you must do some stretching right after exercise in order to make these parts stronger and healthier.
- Just take a partial rest. Resting either on bed or just spread-eagled on the floor is a BIG NO-NO after a workout. Since your body is still burning out fat even after your workout, doing those things will interrupt the fat burning process. That’s why standing while catching your own breath is recommended.
- Write your workout progress. This will not only help you monitor own workout but will also keep you active right after exercise.
- Make your own workout or weight loss plan. Each one of us has a rather different kind of approach when it comes to exercise. This means that one kind of exercise routine can benefit you while others do not. Making your own plan lets you monitor what kind of exercise fits you, therefore letting you collect important information regarding your workout experience.